CHILDREN’S & PARENTING TITLES
A Tale of Two Treasures
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Mary-Anne Donovan Illustrations by Travis Hiltz
When Natalie Whitman’s granddad picks her up from school to take her fishing, she is in a bad mood—two boys have been making fun of her glasses, and she is frustrated that she has to wear them. So, when they fall off of her face into the water as she’s leaning out of the boat, she isn’t too disappointed. Little does she know that they’ve landed right on the nose of a redfish with poor eyesight, who sees them in a very different light than Natalie does. As the redfish relishes in his ability to navigate underwater obstacles, Natalie finds that getting around with blurry vision may even be worse than having to wear glasses. Wonderful illustrations and a vibrant setting of the Canadian Atlantic coast bring to life this inspiring story that teaches children the importance of seeing not only with your eyes, but also with your heart.
For centuries, Oak Island, located off the shores of Nova Scotia, has been the center of folklore involving a hidden treasure, but this story is not a typical treasure tale or pirate adventure. Instead, it focuses on the not-so-secret treasure that Oak Island offers: a delightful environment to play and daydream in, and an escape from the hustle and bustle of the real world. Illustrating that life’s most valuable riches are often gifts from nature, this book teaches children the folly of placing too much value on material things. Organic pencil drawings and sketches help convey the richness of the environment and inspire kids to go out and look for the magic that surrounds them in nature.
Steven Rhude is a painter, a writer, and the author of A Place Called Away: Living and Painting in Nova Scotia. He lives in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. FICTION, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2 80 PAGES, 10 X 10 15 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $17.95)
ISBN: 9781926916163 RIGHTS: US & CANADA MACINTYREPURCELL PUBLISHING, INC SEPTEMBER
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Mary-Anne Donovan is a writer who has been published in several scientific journals. Travis Hiltz is an illustrator, a carpenter, and a native of Oak Island. They both live in Chester, Nova Scotia. FICTION, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2 26 PAGES, 8 X 8 12 WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $12.95)
ISBN: 9781926916170 RIGHTS: US & CANADA MACINTYREPURCELL PUBLISHING, INC SEPTEMBER
Princess Grace and the Jellyfish Jane Mosely • Co-op available The jellyfish transforms from a stinging nemesis of water-loving children into an interesting, remarkable creature in this charming tale about overcoming fears and embracing nature. While playing on the beach, Grace tells Gramma that she is afraid to go swimming because she does not want to be stung by a jellyfish. Gramma invents a magical story in which a human princess and a jellyfish work together and become heroes, showing Grace that jellyfish are not so frightening as long as they are approached with knowledge and caution. Bright, majestic illustrations help introduce children to this coastal creature while engaging characters present a strong relationship between grandmother and granddaughter. Jane Mosely is a nurse and an artist whose illustrations have been featured in paintings, greeting cards, and historical displays at the Harrington Harbour Historical Society. She lives in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. FICTION, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2 26 PAGES, 8 X 8 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $9.95)
ISBN: 9781926916156 RIGHTS: US & CANADA MACINTYREPURCELL PUBLISHING, INC SEPTEMBER
Published on Aug 30, 2011
Published on Aug 30, 2011
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